Patient Radiation Safety in Adult CV Medicine

Updated:Jun 24,2015

Developing an Action Plan for Patient Radiation Safety in Adult Cardiovascular Medicine
Proceedings From the Duke University Clinical Research Institute/ American College of
Cardiology Foundation/ American Heart Association Think Tank Held on Feb. 28, 2011

  • Medical technology improvements have increased radiation exposure risks to cardiovascular patients.
  • Controversy still exists about whether the low patient doses of ionizing radiation used in cardiovascular care may be associated with an increased lifetime risk of cancer.
  • Although Congress has held hearings to investigate the need to regulate radiation exposure in the clinical setting, many unanswered questions still remain.
Read the full article in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging
Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2012: published online before print March 22, 2012, 10.1161/HCI.0b013e318252e9d9.

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